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Announceables, rebranding, and the prestige of policy theory over delivery — the ‘arteries’ of government, driven by status rewards of social and economic importance, have come to dominate the ‘capillaries’ in a way that threatens the health of both.
by Nicholas Gruen - 20/04/2017 - 1 comment
Believe it or not, Easter celebrates a man who died a criminal's death and became the foundation for what are commonly called 'Australian Values'.
by Warwick Marsh - 13/04/2017 - 34 comments
Citizen deliberation is a powerful tool for legitimisation, but can it become institutionalised?
by Nicholas Gruen - 5/04/2017 - 2 comments
What could deliberative democracy look like at the political level? What about a People's Chamber.
by Nicholas Gruen - 29/03/2017 - 7 comments
What is the case for deliberative democracy, and why would we put ourselves through ‘sortition’?
by Nicholas Gruen - 27/03/2017 - 2 comments
It implies that the immigration intake into Australia creates a housing demand which is raising house prices.
by Peter Bowden - 20/03/2017 - 14 comments
There are other problems with democracy: importantly, democratic outcomes can often flat out just not make any sense.
by Arturo Bris - 8/03/2017 - 16 comments
In fact, I think that Mr Abbott’s speech and its content deserve much closer reading.
by Don Aitkin - 3/03/2017 - 23 comments
According to Malcolm Roberts, Pauline Hanson's One Nation senator for Queensland, there are Muslim members of One Nation and there are surgeons and barristers who are members of One Nation.
by Gary Johns - 2/03/2017 - 16 comments
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
by Peter Sellick - 27/02/2017 - 13 comments
Strengthening international solidarity is a crucial task for promoting universal peace.
by Ioan Voicu - 3/02/2017 - 13 comments
We celebrated two Australia Days this year. The bad news is that they were on the same date as each other and not only will there be no extra holiday but half the population wasn't able to see what the other half celebrated.
by Graham Young - 27/01/2017 - 27 comments


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